International Society For Endangered Cats

A Voice For The Wild Cats of the World

Caracal: Jumper Extraordinaire

The Caracal is a mid-sized wild cat from Africa and Asia. Renowned for their jumping ability, they were once tamed and trained to hunt birds in India and Iran. They were put in an arena containing a dozen or so pigeons, and wagers were made to see how many they could take down. This is the origination of the expression ‘ to put a cat amongst the pigeons’.

Caracal Fact Sheet

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